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BBC One wins channel of the year 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:02:26 GMT 
    BBC One is named channel of the year at the Edinburgh Television Festival's annual awards, while drama Happy Valley is named best new programme.


SoundCloud to be sued over royalties 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:47:27 GMT 
    Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) says it will pursue SoundCloud "through the courts" for unpaid royalties.


Inmarsat set for key rocket launch 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:02:00 GMT 
    Britain's biggest satellite operator, Inmarsat, awaits the launch of the spacecraft that will complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.


Knut polar bear death riddle solved 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:02:35 GMT 
    Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.


Blood test 'detects cancer relapse' 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:01:50 GMT 
    Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.


Laser detects brain tumour during surgery 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:01:04 GMT 
    Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.


Bell not ready to end England career 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:20:48 GMT 
    England batsman Ian Bell, 33, says he still has has the "hunger and desire" to play international cricket.


Tottenham sign striker Son for £22m 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:12:40 GMT 
    Tottenham sign South Korean forward Son Heung-min from German club Bayer Leverkusen.


US barbecue's gentrification problem 
  Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:45:06 GMT 
    The number of barbecue restaurants has exploded in the last five years. But some worry that black pitmasters - and the food's African-American history - are being left behind.


The age of the tragic selfie 
  Sat, 22 Aug 2015 23:21:03 GMT 
    Is it now normal to photograph oneself at a scene of tragedy?


US warns South Sudan over peace 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:22:16 GMT 
    The US warns South Sudan's leaders not to violate the peace deal signed aimed at ending a brutal civil war in the world's youngest state.


Nigeria anti-graft boss 'not corrupt' 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:17:36 GMT 
    Nigeria's anti-corruption boss Ibrahim Lamorde denies allegations that $5bn (£3.2bn) has gone missing at the commission he heads.


Malaysia blocks protest website 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:15:18 GMT 
    Malaysia blocks the website of the organiser of a large anti-government protest planned for this weekend.


Ice doctors to repair Everest route 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:01:20 GMT 
    A team of Nepalese Sherpa mountaineers start work to repair the climbing route on Mount Everest four months after it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake.


Greece names first woman as interim PM 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:47:02 GMT 
    Greece's top Supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou is named caretaker prime minister - the country's first woman leader - ahead of early elections.
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